Strong and Equitable Research and Knowledge Systems in the Global South (SERKS) is working to strengthen research and knowledge systems and address the challenges of inequity within and between research and knowledge systems.
INASP worked with national library consortia and equivalent bodies to strengthen the organisational effectiveness of library consortia, to enable them to play stronger roles nationally, and to represent national needs in relationships with publishers and other suppliers.
The INASP/UNESCO grant collaboration encouraged partner and network countries to use Open Access Week to raise awareness of Open Access within the Global South, and showcase activities of universities and research institutions within developing and emerging countries.
A pilot project, working with National Research and Education Networks– national providers of academic and research IT services, known as NRENs - to improve campus networks and to strengthen the ability of NRENs to provide on-going support and training.
The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) is a partnership-based e-learning initiative that aims to enable development practitioners to acquire skills, competences, behaviours and attitudes in knowledge sharing and information management.
A national-level, intensive, capacity development and training programme on online information access and use for health sector librarians, researchers and professionals within Vietnamese universities with health focused programmes and research activities.
INASP negotiated with academic publishers for country-wide access to a selection of over 5,500 full-text on-line journals and an additional 12,500 titles for document delivery via the British Library academies in Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
INASP developed a practical workshop for Commonwealth scholars studying in the UK, to highlight the resources available to them when they return to their home institutions and encourage them to be champions for the work of their institutional libraries in enabling access.
In order to increase access to and use of information by the public, INASP was asked to work with national and public library associations in Africa to enable the development of strategic and work plans, training and the research and publication of newsletters, reports and books.
The University of Asmara in Eritrea commissioned INASP to undertake procurement of publications and library equipment on its behalf via a two-year contract covering management and disbursement of funds provided by a range of funders
INASP partners with national library consortia to facilitate affordable access to research. INASP negotiates with publishers to provide researchers and libraries in developing countries with the research content they need at affordable prices.